My 2 year old went to grab a snack out the the cabinet yesterday and ended up with a can of white beans. It was an odd request, but one I indulged. And while she was happily eating a handful of beans I was trying to figure out what to do with the leftovers.
What I came up with blew me away! It was so good, I ate the entire thing myself. So of course I had to share it with you!
White bean salad:
1 can of organic cannelloni beans
1 large clove of garlic
1 large tomato
2 cups chopped greens (kale and spinach)
1 tsp salt
Rinse the beans and put them in a bowl. Mince the garlic and add that to the beans and then add the salt and stir. Let that marinate while you chop the greens. I used a mixture of kale and spinach, because that’s what I had in my fridge, but you could use just one of two. Chop them finely, so that it mixes well with the salad. Then squeeze the lemon on the beans, add the greens and give it another big stir. Right before you’re ready to serve or eat it, dice the tomato and add that in. Check it all for seasoning and if it seems to acidic to you, add some evoo. I prefer it without, but that’s me. And at the end I also threw in some garlic chives, because they’re growing like crazy out in the garden right now!
Let me know how you like it!